Eastern California Museum, Independence

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#262 of 857 in Museums in California
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • This is a smaller museum that successfully covers some very important historical topics. It covers E Sierra history like you'd think. It also has an extensive Native American basket collection that... 
    This is a smaller museum that successfully covers some very important historical topics. It covers E Sierra history like you'd think. It also has an extensive Native American basket collection that...  more »
  • Such an eclectic collection that showcases the area's rich history. Definitely something for everyone here. Friendly knowledgable staff adds to the experience. 
    Such an eclectic collection that showcases the area's rich history. Definitely something for everyone here. Friendly knowledgable staff adds to the experience.  more »
  • I have to put the caveat that my husband and I are currently the general managers for the Winnedumah hotel, since June of 2019 when the hotel came under new ownership and we are part of the... 
    I have to put the caveat that my husband and I are currently the general managers for the Winnedumah hotel, since June of 2019 when the hotel came under new ownership and we are part of the...  more »
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  • Neat little museum. Admission is free (please do donate a little to support the museum if you can). The exhibits are fascinating and well explained. The native Paiute and Shoshone baskets are amazing! There's a nice grass area with outdoor seating on the north side of the museum, definitely recommend sitting and relaxing there for a while. Parking: plenty Bathrooms: yes, for patrons Water fountain: yes, you can refill water bottles. Food: no. Get your own in Independence after viewing the museum.
  • The Eastern California Museum is a great museum to visit with tons of history and artifacts to see. I spent about an hour at the museum, and there are larger items and historical mining and construction equipment outside of the museum. There is also a short native plants trail outside of the museum with amazing views of the Eastern Sierras.
  • I grew up in Independence and have visited this museum many times throughout my life. It's an amazing place to visit. Great displays, history, and the move of the engine from adehy park was an excellent idea. Not to mention how awesome the native plant garden and interpretive trail are. Great job museum folks.
  • A must visit if you are in the area! Such a variety of history and memorabilia.
  • Very interesting and personal very helpful and willing to give you info around the area. Nice museum to visit with your kids.

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